FORD dealers are prepared to put in more than $1 million a year to save one of Australia’s greatest sporting rivalries: The battle with Holden.

VICTORY vice-captain Leigh Broxham says the pain of past semi-final defeats will serve as added motivation for Friday night’s grand final qualifier against Melbourne City.

MELBOURNE City captain Patrick Kisnorbo has issued a rallying cry to his club’s fans, urging them to help drown out Melbourne Victory supporters at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

IAN Botham has led the calls for England to make drastic changes to its line-up before the Ashes after a worrying capitulation against West Indies.

GOOD, BAD, UGLY: There’s hope yet for Liverpool, with Manchester United floundering, while Newcastle become mired in relegation race with four battlers hitting form.

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